A quick signalboost: the Con or Bust auction starts today!
Have a look at the 2017 Auction Index (Google spreadsheet), browse the 2017 Auction Tags or read on how to bid. My donations are two sleep masks; see them here and here. Bidding will end Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST.
I’ve already lost quite a chunk of time on browsing the selection. 🙂
Con or Bust, Inc., is a U.S.-based, tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions. Con or Bust isn’t a scholarship and isn’t limited to the United States, to particular types of con-goers, or to specific cons; its goal is simply to help fans of color go to SFF cons and be their own awesome selves. It is funded through donations and an online auction held annually.
As I’ve had firsthand experience of being on a miniature budget and having to limit my geeky hobbies accordingly (i.e., not that much fun), I decided to add Con or Bust to my list of things worthy of support. This is my second time donating.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.